Sunday, December 25, 2011
Christmas in Rome
Alexis arrived from Seattle Dec 19 and we walked around Rome the whole day. She was sick the next day, but on the 21st we walked around Rome again, going to the top of a hill where we could look down over the city and see, for example, just how many amazing churches and other structures are there.
We moved to the coast Southwest of Rome, a little town called Ostia, where we spent the day in Ostia Antica that was built around 50 BC. It was amazing - what's the Colliseum compared to an entire city?
Now we're enjoying Christmas day, our last full day in Ostia before going back to Rome for more sightseeing with Cristina DeFino, whom we met in Dublin.